Romanian Language Courses
Romanian Language Course Offerings - all courses are offered both in the Spring and the Fall Semester
The Romanian Studies Program also offers Romanian Minor
- ROM 101 Elementary Romanian. (5)
Elementary Romanian (ROM101) will enable you to take a virtual journey into the fascinating Romanian cultural space, with its breathtaking landscapes, troubled history and shocking contrasts. The course materials will incorporate a variety of topics, from geography to ethnography and folk life, from customs, cuisine, architecture to jazz and contemporary art. By the end of this course you will also become familiar with basic grammar and vocabulary. 4 hours lecture, 1 hour lab. 5 hours lecture, 1 hour lab.
- ROM 201 Intermediate Romanian. (5)
Continuation of ROM 101. The primary focus of this course will be to develop basic speaking, writing, reading and cultural awareness skills that will enable students to handle successfully a variety of simple tasks in straightforward social situations. At the end of this course students should be able to exchange greetings, introduce themselves and inquire about others’ identity, name familiar objects from the immediate environment, give and receive basic instructions conduct themselves in a polite manner. This unit will also allocate extensive lecture time to cultural discovery. Employing the aid various internet tools, cultural lectures will focus on numerous aspects of the Eastern European and Romanian cultural landscapes, from geography to history and folk-life to gastronomy, film and music. 5 hours lecture, 1 hour lab.
Prerequisite: ROM 101 or instructor approval.
- ROM 313 Romanian Composition and Conversation. (3) At the end of Romanian Conversation and Composition II students should be able to express personal meaning by creating with the language, by using known elements and conversational input to make utterances of sentence length. Also, students should be able to write uncomplicated routine social correspondence and join sentences in simple discourse of at least several paragraphs in length on familiar topics. Blackboard (myASU courses) and online activities will be an important component of take-home work. Students will be able to check their assignments for the week on Blackboard.
Prerequisite: ROM 202 or instructor approval.
- ROM 314 Romanian Composition and Conversation II. (3) The goal of Romanian Conversation and Composition II is to allow enable students to develop speaking, writing, and cultural awareness skills that will enable them to handle with ease and confidence most routine complicated tasks and social situations. At the end of this course students should be able to narrate and describe in major time frames using connected discourse of paragraph length. Also, the students should be able to write simple descriptions and narrations using different tenses, to create social correspondence and join sentences in simple discourse of at least several paragraphs in length on familiar topics.
Prerequisite: ROM 313 or instructor approval.
- ROM 411 Advanced Spoken and Written Romanian I. (3) The primary focus of this course will be to develop speaking, writing, and cultural awareness skills that will enable the students to handle with confidence but not with facility complicated tasks and social situations. At the end of this course students should be able to narrate and describe with some detail, and to communicate verbally facts about topics of current public and personal interest. Also, the students should be able to write routine social correspondence and join sentences in simple discourse of at least several paragraphs in length on familiar topics, take notes, write cohesive summaries and resumes, as well as narratives and descriptions of a factual nature. Prerequisite: ROM 313 or instructor approval.
- ROM 412 Advanced Spoken and Written Romanian II. (3) At the end of Advanced Spoken and Written Romanian II students will be to develop speaking, writing, and cultural awareness skills that will enable them to handle with ease and confidence most routine complicated tasks and social situations. At the end of this course students should be able to narrate and describe in major time frames using connected discourse of paragraph length
- ROM 494 Advanced Romanian I. (3) ROM 494 incorporates theoretical notions pertaining to Romanian syntax and morphology and practical activities.
Prerequisite: ROM 314 or instructor approval.
- ROM 499 Individualized Instruction
Prerequisite: instructor approval.
- ROM 590 Readings and Conference
Prerequisite: instructor approval.
- ROM 598 Advanced Romanian
Please consult instructors, Professor Ileana Orlich and Lecturer Julieta Paulesc, for more information on class times and course requirements.
About the Romanian Language
Romanian is a Romance language derived mainly from the Latin language spoken in the ancient Roman province of Dacia, which coincides roughly with modern Romania. Romanian has four principal dialects. Daco-Romanian, or Romanian proper, is spoken by about 18 million people in Romania, in parts of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Moldova, where it is officially called Moldovan (although widely considered identical to Romanian). Macedo-Romanian, or Aromanian, has several hundred thousand speakers in various Balkan countries. Only a few thousand people still speak Megleno-Romanian, or Meglenitic, in Greece northwest of Thessaloníki, and Istro-Romanian, in Istria. These dialects are classified by some linguists as independent languages.
The Romanian literary language is based on the Daco-Romanian of the historic region of Walachia, in southern Romania. Romanian preserves some Latin traits lost in other Romance languages, notably the inflection of nouns. Romanian also has some characteristics common to the languages spoken in the Balkan Peninsula (most of which are not Romance languages), such as the placement of the definite article after the noun. Romanian has absorbed an unusually large number of words from the Slavic languages, the Greek language, the Turkish language, the Hungarian language, and the Albanian language.
"Romanian Language." Microsoft® Encarta® Online Encyclopedia 2000 http://encarta.msn.com (27 Nov. 2000) © 1999-2000 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Greetings and Civilities
Hello - Bunã
Goodbye - La revedere
Good morning - Bunã dimineata
Good evening - Bunã seara
Please - Vã rog
Thank you - Multumesc
I am sorry/Forgive me - Iertati-mã
Excuse me - Scuzati-mã
You are very kind - Sunteti foarte amabil
Yes - Da
No - Nu
English / Romanian Dictionary
History of the Romanian Language
Free Romanian Fonts
Romanian for Travelers
Do you speak English? - Vorbiti englezeste?
I don't understand. - Nu înteleg.
Could you write it down? - Puteti sã notati?
Where are you from? - De unde sunteti?
What work do you do? - Cu ce vã ocupati?
I am a student. - Sunt student.
I am very happy. - Sunt foarte fericit.
What time does it leave? - La ce orã este plecarea?
When is the first bus? - Când este primul autobuz?
When is the last bus? - Când este ultimul autobuz?
When is the next bus? - Când este urmãtorul autobuz?
Very soon. - Foarte curând.
When is the next one after that? - Când este urmãtorul dupã acesta?
How long does the trip take? - Cât dureazã excursia?
Arrival - Sosire
Departure - Plecare
Timetable - Mersul
Where is the bus stop? - Unde este statia de autobuz?
Where is the railway station? - Unde este gara?
Where is the taxi stand? - Unde este o statie de taxi?
Where is the left-luggage room? - Unde este biroul pentru bagaje de mânã?